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Old 04-11-2009, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is anyone getting charged any tethering fees?

I'm asking because "normally" your BB Bold would use 3G for internet rather than GPRS used when tethering to your laptop....if they notice that you are downloading more than a usual amount of data through GPRS.... I'm wondering if they will suspect that you are tethering and try to charge you something extra?

I mean, we are not using the AT&T's Communication Manager or subscribed to their tethering plan, so why would they? Just wondering......
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If you keep your usage to a minimum, at&t will probably not notice, and you won't be charged.
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So what's that "minimum" all about? Actually, what is minimum considered?!? I mean how do you know for sure that you wont send any red flags to at&t?


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So what's that "minimum" all about? Actually, what is minimum considered?!? I mean how do you know for sure that you wont send any red flags to at&t?


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You don't know for sure since you're violating policy by not using CM however, following the principles below (and others in the same vein) should keep you safe:

Don't use it every day, don't download torrents, don't download a bunch of pr0n movies, etc.

It's honestly just common sense stuff.
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So pretty much if you just wanna browse the web without downloading stuff from torrents, you should be fine, correct?


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So pretty much if you just wanna browse the web without downloading stuff from torrents, you should be fine, correct?


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So pretty much if you just wanna browse the web without downloading stuff from torrents, you should be fine, correct?


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Correct. Don't make a habit of it though. I use tethering just for emergencies.
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